Field Education Placement Detail

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Job Title: Parish Ministry: St. Clare Church (BLV)
Location: O'Fallon
State: Illinois
Position Description:
221 W. 2nd St.
O’Fallon, IL 62269
http://www.stclarechurch.org/home.aspx
 
Description:
St. Clare is a 1,000-household parish with a reputation for good liturgy and social justice. We are in a rapidly growing area and have many new parishioners. People here are eager to share their time and talent in parish ministries. Practicum possibilities include:

1) outreach and evangelization to inactive families and their children (possibly including a children’s catechumenate)

2) adult education and on-going RCIA work

3) social justice outreach, especially in the area of community organizing and political advocacy with United Congregations of Metro-East and
 
4) youth ministry.
 
Requirements:
*The student must attend the Diocese of Belleville Child Protection Policy Training prior to working in the parish.
*Each intern is required to have the Illinois criminal background screening completed with the results received before the semester begins.
*Missouri residents are also required to have the Missouri criminal background screening completed with the results received prior to the start of the semester.
 
Schedule:
Flexible. Catechumens meet on Sunday mornings in connection with parish Mass.

Number of Positions Available: 1
 
Past Aquinas Institute Interns at This Site:
Jane Beato (FA09/SP10),Chris Keeven
Jenifer Lohmann, Kathleen Tehan
 
Supervisor:
Cheryl Sommer
618-632-4281

Supervisor's Bio/Additional Comments:
Cheryl Sommer would initially show the intern what the procedures are and then let her/him be self-directed. She prefers a team approach to ministry. She likes working with parishioners, hearing their ideas and empowering them to share their gifts.
 
Reviewed February 2013
 

 

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